Anyone working with patients in any type of medical treatment facility knows the importance of having the right equipment on hand. With respiratory care often the right equipment can prevent a crisis or even minimize the need for extensive treatment. It also helps to ensure that doctors, nurses and technicians can focus on patient care and treatment without having to worry about adjusting and modifying respiratory care equipment during the patient treatment and care.
Respiratory care equipment ranges from everything from AMBU bags that self-reinflate during resuscitation work through to ventilators, nebulizers and even peak air flow meters. Each one of these different types of respiratory care equipment becomes essential in the treatment of patients that are having breathing difficulties due to colds, flu viruses, asthma attacks or any other type of respiratory disease or condition.
Since there are many specific requirements for different types of respiratory care equipment based on the type of treatment required, most health care facilities carry a wide range of items in emergency and patient treatment units. In addition specialized clinics, offices and facilities may include specific types, sizes and styles of respiratory care equipment to suit their target patient group. Most notably are pediatric specialists that will have AMBU bags, B.O.C type face masks, R.B.S type face masks and even head harnesses in sizes designed to fit premature infants up to toddlers and older children. With the proper sized fit over the mouth and nose more effective and efficient control over breathing and respiration is provided for children as well as maximum comfort for the patient is also provided.
Medical ventilators, either portable, home care or those used specifically in emergency rooms and intensive care units are an essential component to respiratory care. Simple designs that allow data on the patient's weight to be entered on a keypad are easy to use for both medical professionals as well as home use. Different types of ventilators are also used for children, seniors and those with different levels of breathing support requirements.
Spirometers and peak air flow meters are essential in diagnostic work and provide respiratory care equipment that the patient may also be able to use to check their respiration. Spirometers that encourage patients to breathe in and out in a natural, comfortable fashion are the best type of respiratory care equipment since they allow accurate, consistent measures. Peak air flow meters can be used by the patient or the physician to check the patient's maximum output of air and the corresponding condition of the airways. This device can be used by patients to monitor and assess their airway condition to help anticipate possible asthma attacks and other types of respiratory conditions. Children as well as adults can learn to use and read the peak flow meter to pre-treat tightening airways before asthma attacks occur.
Nebulizers are often prescribed as a way of treating a variety of respiratory conditions including allergies and asthma. Different types of this specialized form of respiratory care equipment are now on the market, including very small and compact sizes for easy portability and use. Each different type of nebulizer, like different types of respiratory care equipment, may or may not be suitable for a particular patient, so having a good selection on hand is important.
MSEC remains dedicated to providing the very best and the very latest in medical supplies and equipment. We never cease to be on the lookout for the latest innovation that will benefit both our many clients and the patients they dedicate their lives to caring for. If you have any difficulty finding your choices in our vast inventory, call our customer service at 1-877-706-4480 to speed up your order or to make a special request. We are always happy to help you.